1) Cala Macarella, Menorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
This is the clearest water you can find on a beach in whole Europe. Cala means “cove” and Menorca has dozens of beautiful turquoise water coves to be explored . The Island of Menorca is the less visited of the Balearic Island in Spain, and over 90% of the tourists come from Spain itself. This is also one of the reasons that makes Menorca one of the best spots for a beach travel in Europe. It is a calm and safe paradise with no crowds. We strongly recommend it. But hurry up, before the Chinese overcrowd it !
2) Nissi Beach, Aya Napa, Cyprus
Very beautiful and very well structured for tourism., Nissi beach is a huge blue swimming pool and as a whole, it is the best beach in Europe for us. Cyprus is off the main western touristic routes but it is a nice and friendly country. Nissi Beach may get very crowded during the summer peak, when tourist from the Middle-East (mainly Israel and Lebanon) visit the island. We strongly recommend it.
3) Blue Lagoon, Comino Island, Malta, Europe
A hidden jewel In between two islands and a beautiful Mediterranean scenery. Only reached by small boats, in a short -and worthy- trip from Malta main island. Travelling to Malta capital, Valletta is easy from Italy, specially from Sicily where you can reach it by a fast ferryboat. But there are many flights coming from other Italian cities and even from further countries
4) Calanque d´En Vau, France
The famous Calanques ( meaning coves ) between the cities of Marseille and Cassis, south of France are famous during the summer. One in particular called “En Vau” has the bluest shade of all. Watching from a boat it seems like a true swimming pool. Unfortunately the water is quite cold even during the warmest months.
5) Cleopatra Baeach, Sedir Island, Turkey.
With crystal waters hard to describe, this beach is since 2015 closed for tourism. People may swim now, but only by jumping from the rocks and not stepping on its protected sands. ( We got to do it in 2002 though) There were unique round sand grains that were been stolen ( Yes, stolen) by tourists causing an almost total depredation. It is believed that this send was brought from another location in a remote past time.